this is one of my favorite books, i have about 4 different editions of it...i used it, quite a bit, to write an undergrad honors thesis on scandinavian folklore and have picked it up time to time for random information since...this is the (heavily) abridged version with a fabulous dust jacket designed by joseph low who was awarded a caldecott honor in 1981.
the new golden bough: a new abridgment of the classic work by sir james george frazer
edited by dr. theodor h. gaster
1959, criterion books, new york
illustrated by joseph low